By Staff Recruiter
2021 has been one hell of a year, hasn’t it? And while the uncertainty and confusion due to the coronavirus pandemic still prevails, its unprecedented challenges in the past have offered us plenty of room for reflection.
You deserve the best, and this new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and focus on where you want to go. We are here for our healthcare professionals every step of the way. To begin with, we’ve compiled a list of some meaningful and achievable goals to consider in 2022 for a healthier, happier you!
Say hello to true self-care.
Healthcare provider burnout is a very real thing; we’re sure you can relate. Regardless of how much you love your work, the chronic moral and ethical stress, limited staffing, and long hours can significantly impact your health and work-life balance. Invest as much time in your self-care as you do for your patients. Pen down your feelings in a self-care journal, download mindfulness meditation and sleep apps, listen to nursing podcasts for coping strategies, develop a hobby outside of work to manage stress.
Consider giving your career a boost!
Have you been thinking about going back to school for higher education? Attending a professional conference? Or advancing your career with a new continuing education course? Any of the above will help increase your knowledge base, make you more efficient in the workplace and boost your earning potential. There is no time like the present, so plan and make 2022 your year of professional growth. Your future you will thank you!
Embrace new digital tools and increase your online presence.
Many professionals use the internet to build their brands, and healthcare professionals are no exception. Whether you’re a student or a seasoned professional, online branding will help you become part of a growing online community of health care professionals. A credible online presence allows you to promote yourself. It can be a valuable way to showcase your expertise and professionalism. Embrace the digital world by blogging, where you can share your professional expertise and knowledge, vlogging your day-to-day experiences, sharing meaningful and informative content on social media, networking, and participating in online communities related to your field.
Earn more and save up!
If last year has been a bit tough on your finances, take this year as an opportunity to earn more, supplement your income with new assignments (ask our recruiters for per diem work, additional shifts, referral programs, and more), or set up a passive source of income to secure your future.
What did we miss? Share your resolutions in the comments section below. Happy New Year, everyone. May it be everything and more for you and yours.